Vtg Mirostar Style C6 C-6 Xmas Tree 9 Socket Candolier Custom Jeweled Sapphire
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Vtg Mirostar Style C6 C-6 Xmas Tree 9 Socket Candolier Custom Jeweled Sapphire:
Christmas glass ornaments and provides a luxurious
presentation simply not found in other displays—photos do not fully capture its
beauty. The felt-bottomed base also has a unique 'reveal' around its perimeter
exposing the silver-finish brass, which frames out the stand nicely and adds to its
rich look. Last photo shows the three parts disassembled. No more need to
conceal frame, tape and wirework at the arms junction with leaves, berries and
flowers—nothing is exposed. Sockets are vintage, the brass stand is pre-owned
and circa 1980s, all other materials are new. Not a 'hobby hack'—this display
has a level of quality not usually found in other custom builds and with some
-- This is NOT made from a modified photo/greeting card tree that you often see, many having cheap, soft metal arms that bend easy and tiny bases that tend to tip over, risking your valuable vintage stars. Arms are new resilient professional grade steel that spring back into position on incidental impact (arms can be bent, however, if enough force is applied). Large 3-1/2" diameter brass base with additional weighting inside provides remarkable stability and long life.
-- Unit is wired with brand new top-grade UL 1007 wire rated at 300 volts, not cheap 50-volt auto wire or recycled wire from old strings as is often the case. All solder joints are fully immersed preventing 'cold' joints from developing. All series connections are wired correctly from negative to positive with no 'crossovers'. NOS plug has flared top for easy gripping and is non-polarity (no 'fat' prong) so it can be plugged into other vintage lighting. Generous cord length of approximately 4 feet. Display is constructed and wired by a COMPTIA certified technician.
--Arms are wrapped in modern shiny wire-core tinsel garland. Wraps are stacked tightly to properly secure wiring beneath and to help maintain a consistent profile over the length of the arms. Sockets are wrapped with the same kind of tinsel, but the rear openings are left uncovered in the event the unit ever needs servicing.
--Vintage socket shells and brasses are thoroughly inspected and tested for functionality and safety (parts may show minor imperfections from wear, age and use). Socket shells are secured to the arms with high-temp epoxy (not hot glue as is sometimes used) to withstand the heat of C6 lighting. Hot glue is used only to seal socket rear openings to resist corrosion, dust and bugs while allowing removal for servicing. Brass inserts are set deep enough in the socket shells for safety and stability but still high enough to allow the greatest variety of bulb types to fully seat and engage the positive terminals.
--Sapphire jeweling is a smooth, chip and scratch resistant finish that can easily be touched up if needed by dabbing with a standard Sharpie or other premium marker available at most big box stores.
--Hand-strung hanging beads replicate the traditional tree trimmings of string garland and ball ornaments. String is attached in back but is free-hanging in the front so it can be easily re-centered when needed. Beads can be removed by snipping string in back if you want to attach your own decorations instead (florist wire works great for this).
--Shape is easily recognizable by everyone as a traditional Christmas Tree display figure and projects a beautiful image even when not lit.
We feel this is the finest custom made C6 star display available, and is built with great pride and attention to detail. We are grateful for all the positive response and comments we’ve received from customers who have purchased these unique displays:
- ...."Great seller, well packed. 5 Stars! offer w/ confidence!" [repeat customer!]
- ...."smooth and easy"...."excellent piece, beautifully crafted packaged very well"
- ...."was everything I hoped it would be."
- ...."every bit as nice as the blue one." [repeat customer!]
- ...."Smooth and easy. Looks and works great. A++"
- ...."Excellent quality product and I'm not easily impressed! Thank you very much."
#1: This item is a work of art fashioned by hand, and so will have all the
irregularities and imperfections in fit and finish as any such hand-made craft.
It is not perfect. Brass stand and base are pre-owned, and so the flaws, marks
and dings found on a used brass item like this may be visible through the
transparent finish. Like any hand-made artwork, it has frailties and so needs
to be handled gently with care. Don't force bulbs into sockets or over-tighten.
If you bang it hard against something or drop it, you WILL break it. #2: It is
designed for limited-term use during the holidays, not for all year. #3: It
cannot be cleaned with liquids or abrasives. #4: It may not accommodate the
size of every possible vintage C6 or E10-base light bulb envelope or base
length—you must be responsible for judging if your bulbs will work with this
unit (ask questions if you need). REMEMBER--this display is series wired for
vintage C6 bulbs. If one bulb is bad, none of the others will light either.
Please see photos to prove the unit is fully functional. Trust me...if you fill
all the sockets with your bulbs and they don't light, you either have a bad
bulb(s) or they are not seated deep enough to engage the positive contact at
the bottom of the socket. Follow standard collector’s practice of testing
vintage C6 bulbs with 9v battery and adding solder to bottom beads where
necessary. #5: Jeweled finish is chip and scratch resistant--it is NOT
chip or scratch PROOF! Think of it as a nice colored Christmas glass
ornament--the finish will be fine with normal gentle handling, but if handled
roughly or you ding it or scrape it against something the finish will
definitely scratch or chip! Get that marker I mentioned. #6: Socket shells are
epoxied to hard steel wire arms, both which are pre-set at the proper angles as
shown in photos--if you try to bend the arms too much or adjust the sockets by
grabbing and twisting them, you WILL break something!. #7: Absolutely No Returns,
No Refunds, No Exchanges for ANY reason arising from any issue described in
this Disclaimer. Like I said, it's all common sense. #8: No warranty is
expressed or implied on any of this item's components. It will ship in working
condition as shown in photos, but beyond that it is sold as a work of art only,
As Shown, As Described, and As Is, so please study photos carefully. If you are
an experienced collector and/or user of old vintage C6 lighting for whom this
item was made, you'll know how to properly work, use, display, store and care
for it. If you're not, you should really purchase something else. 'Nuff Said!
Tom and Sharon